Over 100 high school students from the Akron City Schools spent a day on the Lorain County Community College campus in early December to be introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities.
“The goal was to bring students out who have an interest in STEM,” LCCC’s Dean of Engineering Technologies Kelly Zelesnik said. “Not only to expose the possibilities of the future but to give them opportunities to do hands on work in each area to see how they like it.”
The high school students were given the opportunities to work in chemistry, microbiology and welding labs. They listened to entrepreneurial experts at LCCC’s Blackstone Launchpad discuss the idea of starting your own business. They were introduced to digital imaging and digital forensics. They manufactured a product in LCCC’s Fab Lab and designed video games under the direction of our gaming faculty.
Click on the video link to view the experience.